Making of Puzzle With Photoshop

Introduction: Making of Puzzle With Photoshop

Step 1: Open Minion Image

Open minion image (first download images if you are not using your own photos) in Photoshop.

File > Open > select image > Open

(optional) Then duplicate image, right-click on the image layer in the Layer panel and select Duplicate Layer or use shortcut CTRL + J (CMD for Mac).

Step 2: Import Puzzle Template

Go File > Place Embedded > select puzzle image > Place

Step 3: Resize Puzzle Image

Drag the dots to fit the size of the underlying image. While doing that, hold the Shift key to remain proportions.

Use crop tool to cut off any unnecessary parts.

Step 4: Add Blend Mode

Change puzzle image's blend mode from Normal to Darken.

If the puzzle grid seems too dark, lower Opacity of puzzle layer.

Finally, save the file and print it out. Cut out puzzle pieces and enjoy! Now you have your own DIY puzzle :)

Step 5: Result

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    4 Comments

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    jeanniel1
    jeanniel1

    1 year ago

    Really clear directions for making jigsaw puzzles from photos online! Great job!
    I usually use Illustrator and not PhotoShop as I feel I have more control over the cut lines. "Same family" of software somewhat.

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    zelle_des
    zelle_des

    Reply 1 year ago

    I'm glad you like it, kids love this kind of things. I have never used Illustrator myself, I have it though, and I've even signed up for Illustrator Udemy course but just don't have time to start it even.

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    ronanry
    ronanry

    1 year ago

    a funnier thing to do will be to duplicate the puzzle layer and not reize it ....This way you will have a ton of "border" which will not be border *diabolic laugh*

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    zelle_des
    zelle_des

    Reply 1 year ago

    As I mentioned before, step for duplicate layer is optional. It's a good practice to duplicate main image so you can return to it for reference. It's optional, free to skip. The border is from the puzzle template though. It does not come from the duplicate. The crop tool cuts off parts from all the layers not only the upper one. The puzzle should to be printed out afterwards and then manually cut out all the pieces, so the 'border' what you see there will be cut off anyway.